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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: Do you have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level, as defined in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

3193998 Please indicate where and when you obtained each of the specialized experience requirements listed in the Qualifications section of this Job Opportunity Announcement. Include in your response: (1) the area of specialized experience; (2) the place of employment; and, (3) the specific dates of employment the experience was gained in MM/DD/YYYY - MM/DD/YYYY format. Your response must be supported by your resume.

Example: Experience in developing and delivering presentations and training; ABC Company; 10/01/2016 - 05/15/2018.

Maximum length of 5000 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 3091886 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the areas in which you have emergency preparedness experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in emergency planning.
  • I have experience in emergency operations
  • I have experience in continuity of operations planning.
  • I have experience in continuity of government planning.
  • I have experience in continuity of the President planning.
  • I have experience in contingency planning for continuity of operations or government.
  • None of the above.
4 3148748 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience writing, implementing, or performing on a regular, recurring basis in the following areas. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing, implementing, or performing duties associated with Continuity Plans
  • I have experience writing, implementing, or performing duties associated with Devolution Plans
  • I have experience writing, implementing, or performing duties associated with Reconstitution Plans
  • I have experience writing, implementing, or performing duties associated with Test, Training, and Exercise (TT&E) Programs
  • I have experience managing continuity facilities
  • None of the above
5 Select the response(s) below that describe the items you have written involving controversial or sensitive topics. Select all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • Briefings, reports, and/or other materials for senior leaders in my organization.
  • Briefings, reports, and/or other materials for external officials.
  • Briefings, reports, and/or other materials for the general public.
  • None of the above.
6 Select all that apply regarding your analysis of lessons learned from disasters and/or emergency management exercises. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted analyses of exercises.
  • I conducted analyses of real-world events.
  • I wrote after-action reports and quick look reports following an event.
  • I wrote improvement plans and corrective actions following an event.
  • I developed interview questions and interviewed officials
  • I develop evaluation criteria for assessing exercises.
  • I analyzed areas for improvement following events to find recurring issues.
  • I used data from events to recommend critical decisions or resource deployment.
  • I oversaw staff analyzing exercises or real world events.
  • None of the above.
7 From the list, identify all the tasks that you have performed at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Managed multiple short and long term projects simultaneously.
  • Implemented planning strategies.
  • Coordinated program, department, or unit reviews
  • Developed procedures for measuring effectiveness.
  • Monitored organizational, business unit, or program development milestones.
  • Provided written recommendations on planning efforts.
  • Coordinated strategic planning initiatives with senior managers.
  • Provided technical guidance.
  • Prepared correspondence reports to communicate status of a program or project.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the response(s) that describe(s) professional experience(s) with national preparedness initiatives. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Provides technical direction and guidance on preparedness policies, strategies or related activities.
  • Assists in the evaluation of preparedness programs or policies.
  • Provides technical advice on process improvement practices.
  • Provides technical advice on process improvement after action reporting.
  • Provides guidance to internal or external customers concerning unprecedented emergency planning and preparedness policies, strategies or related activities.
  • Reviews legislation on preparedness programs or resources.
  • Recommend solutions to shortfalls or challenges related to programs, strategies or related activities.
  • None of the above.
9 3148762 From the list below, select the response(s) that describe(s) the types of documents you have written. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written Continuity of Operations (COOP), Continuity of Government (COG), or reconstitution plans.
  • I have written after-action reports.
  • I have written standard operating procedures.
  • I have written policy guidance.
  • I have written analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives.
  • I have written option papers/decision memos.
  • I have written performance measures.
  • I have written strategic plans.
  • I have written operational planning documents.
  • None of the above.
10 3148767 From the list below, select the statement(s) that accurately describe(s) your presentation/communications skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated technical information to audiences.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • None of the above.
11 Please select the response(s) that best reflect your experience producing clearly written reports, correspondence, and other materials for use by external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating in written form to convey information concisely and clearly.
  • I have prepared written reports documenting decisions and recommendations.
  • I have prepared, reviewed, and edited technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards.
  • I have maintained effective working relationships with staff at all levels.
  • None of the above.
12 3102312 From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe(s) your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally in an interpersonal setting.
  • I have experience speaking publicly during team meetings.
  • I have experience making presentations to small groups.
  • I have experience briefing managers.
  • I have experience making presentations to large audiences.
  • I have experience interacting with executive level staff.
  • I have experience speaking publicly for the purpose of communicating unfamiliar technical or abstract information.
  • I have experience speaking publicly in stressful and/or adversarial situations.
  • I have experience developing reports and/or other forms of written communication which convey complex and unfamiliar technical information in a form readily understandable by a general audience.
  • I have formal training and/or work experience in risk or crisis communications.
  • I have experience in oral communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • I have experience in written communications concerning programs or projects that seek to promote behavioral change on the part of a general audience or the public.
  • None of the above
13 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience building constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers, and subordinates.
  • I have experience maintaining a customer service focus when conflicting priorities occur.
  • I have experience utilizing active listening skills and proposing alternate solutions when needed.
  • I have experience facilitating discussions with a diverse audience, exercising tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I have experience managing customer’s expectations, providing deliverables when promised.
  • None of the above
14 I have performed the following communication-related task(s) at work. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated resolution of conflicting interests among parties.
  • Intervened in situations where frequent changes/unexpected events arose that shifted priorities, timetables, or assignments.
  • Provided direction, guidance, or instruction to lower-level/lower-grade professional staff.
  • Resolved issues with contacts who initially were difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  • None of above.
15 3091382 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing the interests of a program or function under your direct responsibility. Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained collaborative relationships with personnel in peer or senior positions in other organizations, departments, or agencies.
  • I have led projects that crossed organizational or agency boundaries.
  • I have served as a team member on projects that cross organizational or agency boundaries.
  • I have represented the organization at inter-agency meetings.
  • I have maintained relationships with various Federal, State, and/or Local stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
16 3088245 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended inter-organization or inter-agency committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have been involved in representing an organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have assisted in representing an organization at seminars or workshops.
  • I have served as a member on an internal organization or agency advisory group.
  • I have I have been involved in delivering technical information or assistance at external conferences, seminars, and/or workshops.
  • None of the above.
17 Select the response(s) that describe your experience developing collaborative relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and sustaining cooperative working relationships within the organization and with customer groups.
  • I have experience influencing and persuading others.
  • I have experience building consensus through collaboration, gaining followers and cooperation from others to obtain information, achieve results, and accomplish goals.
  • I have experience fostering cooperation and consensus among groups.
  • I have experience fostering shared leadership, building trust among team members, and creating commitment to team goals.
  • None of the above
18 Select the response(s) that describe your experience with interpersonal skills (e.g. showing understanding, professionalism, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness). Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as part of a team to accomplish assignments.
  • I have developed rapport and maintained relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels to accomplish organizational missions.
  • I have experience questioning and eliciting information from people.
  • I have experience engaging in open, constructive exchanges and sharing of information and exercising caution and tact in the resolution of differences of opinion.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
19 Select all of the areas in which you have experience working with groups to make decisions. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency Operations
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning
  • COOP Alerting or Activation
  • Contingency programs
  • Relocation transportation programs/
  • None of the above
20 Select all responses from the list below that reflect the interpersonal skills you have used to foster cooperation, convey information, or resolve conflicts. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Explained findings or recommendations to upper-level managers.
  • Planned meetings with external individuals, industry groups, and/or organizations.
  • Informed colleagues or senior management of events that may impact ongoing work.
  • Collaborated with internal or external representatives to achieve mutual goals.
  • None of the above.
21 Select the statements that describe your experience developing effective internal and external working relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated ability to build constructive relationships with customers, peers, supervisors, managers and subordinates.
  • I have taken calculated risks to improve performance, developing innovations, or achieve challenging goals.
  • I have acted decisively and appropriately during crisis.
  • I have taken action to evaluate and improve practices and avoid future problems.
  • None of the above.
22 Do you have experience establishing work assignments and setting priorties for subordinate staff members? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe the management duties you have performed on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • I have assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have established broad objectives and goals and communicated these to subordinate supervisors for implementation.
  • I have interviewed and selected candidates for positions within my organization.
  • I have counseled and/or disciplined employees on performance or conduct issues.
  • I have recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions and/or achievements.
  • I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees’ work.
  • I have resolved office conflicts through mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
  • None of the above
24 From the list below select the response(s) that describe your experience in dealing with employee performance and conduct issues, and employee grievances and complaints. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and approved serious disciplinary actions (e.g., suspensions).
  • I have heard and resolved group grievances or serious employee complaints.
  • I have heard and resolved complaints from individual employees.
  • I have counseled employees on behavior and effected minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands.
  • I have initiated and issued performance improvement plans to employees when performance issues have occurred.
  • I have provided oral counseling to employees when performance issues have occurred.
  • I have initiated and issued written counseling to employees when performance issues have occurred.
  • None of the above
25 From the list below, select the areas of managerial authorities you have exercised within the scope of your responsibilities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience performing these functions.
  • I have experience discussing performance plans, reviewing and rating performance for subordinate employees.
  • I have knowledge of leave policies and guidelines and have experience monitoring and approving leave for subordinate employees.
  • I have experience serving on interview panels, developing targeted interview questions and selecting key subordinate staff.
  • I have experience gathering information relative to employee conduct and performance issues, settling employee grievances, recommending and implementing disciplinary actions.
  • I have experience initiating personnel actions relevant to the needs of my organization.
26 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience providing leadership direction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided leadership one-on-one with colleagues on business issues.
  • I have provided direction as the leader of a task-based team.
  • I have provided counseling to staff as a supervisor.
  • I have provided leadership direction for national programs.
  • I have provided leadership direction to senior officials to resolve national program challenges.
  • None of the above.
27 Select all responses that apply to your supervisory and/or leadership experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishes guidelines, sets goals and performance expectations for staff members, evaluating performance and communicating any deficiencies.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness and respect for others by applying these values to daily behaviors.
  • Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit within the team; motivates staff.
  • None of the above.
28 3091595 From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describes the leadership roles you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a project team.
  • I have temporarily served as an acting supervisor while my supervisor was unavailable.
  • I have served as the official supervisor of a work unit or department.
  • I have served as the official supervisor of multiple work units or departments.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

All FEMA employees are subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency and all Federal employees may be subject to emergency deployment. In the event of an emergency deployment, travel requirements may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require relocation to emergency sites, some of which are quite austere. The length of deployment may last anywhere from days to months, depending upon the nature of the emergency or disaster.
Every FEMA employee is considered an emergency manager and each employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, although not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. Your emergency management duties may vary depending on the needs of the Agency, your particular skills, and certain personal circumstances. All positions may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description.
1 Are you able to meet this commitment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 3225314 Current and former Stafford Act employees who can document 64 or more hours of paid time, per pay period, with no breaks in service* for 78 or more consecutive pay periods since August 1, 2014 are eligible to be considered for this Merit Promotion Job Opportunity Announcement.  Do you meet this eligibility standard? (*Note: A “break in service” is defined as 3 or more days in non-pay status, except as allowed under 5 CFR § 315.201(b)(3)(ii) for special circumstances such as military deployment, etc.). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3107226 Please note that effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal service.
3 3107228 Are you currently serving, or have served within the last five years, as a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career Senior Executive Service (SES) employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 3107314 Please provide the following information regarding your political appointment(s): 1. Official Title of Position; 2. Type of Appointment (i.e. Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES); 3. Name of Agency; 4. Date Position began; and 5. Date Position ended Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
4 3225388 How did you hear about this Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FEMA’s Facebook
  • FEMA’s Twitter
  • FEMA’s LinkedIn
  • FEMA’s GlassDoor
  • Careers.FEMA.gov website
  • Monster.com
  • Indeed
  • Zip Recruiter
  • USAJobs
  • State or Local Employment Office
  • DHS/FEMA Hiring Event (in person)
  • Conference or Meeting
  • Career / Job Fair
  • Conference or Meeting
  • FEMA Hiring Event (virtual)
  • FEMA Recruiter
  • Professional Organization
  • Through my college or university
  • FEMA Employee referral
  • Newspaper
  • Radio
  • Other
    4.1 3095446 Please specify how you learned about this Federal Emergency Management Agency job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
5 3176176 Are you applying for consideration under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 3176178 I understand if I am selected, I will be required to submit copies of my Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50’s) and performance appraisals for each period of employment being used to determine my eligibility for consideration under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. 
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
6 3225319  Are you applying for consideration as a current or former competitive service time-limited employee of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Industrial Base Facility or Major Range and Test Facilities Base(s) under provisions contained in Section 1132 of Public Law (P.L.) 114-328? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1

    I understand if I am selected, I will be required to submit copies of my Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50’s) and performance appraisals for each period of employment being used to document my eligibility.  I also understand that eligibility requirements validation will be conducted by FEMA Human Resources personnel prior to appointment.

    • Yes
    • No
  • No
7 3125488 I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. I understand a high self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in my resume may prevent me from being found best qualified, in which case my application will not be referred to the selecting official. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 3125489 I acknowledge that I have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, I need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    8.1 3149447 I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents that are complete, openable and readable by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package.
    • Yes
    • No
  • No
9 Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you understand this statement, have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
  • No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.